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World of Warcraft screenshot tutorial

WoW screenshot without the HUD

WoW screenshot without the HUD

A lot of my friends have been asking me how I take such good screenshots on World of Warcraft. I know most of them probably won’t read this but I decided to write this for everyone on the internet that doesn’t know how to take a perfect screenshot in the game.

First off, there is no way to choose whether World of Warcraft is in day or night mode. World of Warcraft runs on a day and night cycle, keeping up with real life. This means that when you play at night, it’s night in the game. It’s the same with day, sunset, sunrise etc.

Second, there are no downloadable AddOns or tools that can help you take better screenshots. The HUD and everything else  can be removed for the screenshot by pressing ALT + Z at the same time; pressing it again will restore everything.

Third, arrange and line up your camera for the screenshot the way you want it. Remember, you can zoom right in to first person view to take a landscape shot without your character in the way.

Fourth, screenshots are taken by pressing Prt Scrn (Print Screen) and are then saved in a folder named screenshots within the games install folder. You will normally find the folder here – C:\Program Files\World of Warcraft\Screenshots.

I hope that this helped you understand how you can take better screenshots in World of Warcraft. Have a great journey!

Written by Ryan Lalonde


  1. Briar · December 3, 2009

    You should see all of the screenshots I have taken. I love taking them!

  2. Mike · November 2, 2009

    Ahaha, awesome! 😛

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